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4 DIY ideas: How to decorate your flowerpots

We beautify your flowerpots
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New outfit for our favorite flowers

Your flowerpots need a new coat of paint? We have a better idea! With these DIY tips, you can give your balcony plants a new look.

What you need for the candlestick:

  • Old candlestick (eg from the flea market)
  • 6 clay pots, 12 cm
  • matt acrylic lacquer in coral red (from the hardware store, 750 ml for approx. 15 €)
  • small paint roller
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • potting soil
  • Plants: Blue gentian, Aquilegia, Petunia, Helichrysum, Bellflower, Phlox, Calibrachoa
  • Paper for the work surface

And that's how easy it is:

1. Unscrew the device for the candles by hand from the candlestick.

2. Lay the background with paper and paint the candlesticks and clay pots. Let it dry well.

3. Fix pots with hot glue on the candle plates. Let it dry well!

4. Spread some potting soil on the bottom of the pots.

5. Carefully remove the plants from their pots and distribute them in the pots.

6. Fill with potting soil, press and pour.

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This is what you need for the flowerpot of icy stalks:

  • Ice stalks (eg about Ebay about 5 € / 100 pcs)
  • Acrylic paint in white and blue tones
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • planter
  • potting soil
  • plants
  • brush

And that's how easy it is:

1. Paint the iced stems in the color gradient and let them dry.

2. Stick the ice sticks to the planter with hot glue.

3. Spread some potting soil on the bottom of the planter.

4. Carefully remove the plant from the pot and plant it in the planter.

5. Fill with potting soil, press on and pour on.

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You need this flowerpot:

  • Approximately 30 natural-colored dew, thickness 15 mm (sold by the yard from the construction market, from approx. 0.90 € / m)
  • 2 m blue rope, thickness 15 mm
  • 3 m natural cord, thickness 5 mm
  • Planters 15 and 20 cm in diameter
  • scissors
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • candle
  • lighter
  • Plants: hydrangeas

And that's how easy it is:

1. Apply hot glue to the floor at the beginning of the natural dew to form the "snail".

2. Brush the rope with hot glue and form a spiral from inside to outside to form a circle. Use the pot bottom as a measure of the soil from dew.

3. Let the adhesive dry for a short time.

4. Place the planter on the spiral bottom and, with 1 cm distance to the pot (serves as a shape orientation), wrap the rope four times using the same procedure.

5. Cut the rope and seal the end with the flame of a candle.

6. Fix blue dew to the interface with hot glue and also seal with the flame of a candle.

7. Wrap blue dew around twice and fix with hot glue.

8. Cut off blue dew and seal with the flame of a candle.

9. Proceed until the desired pattern is achieved and the planter has the desired height.

10. Seal the end of the rope with the candle again so that it does not "rattle" on the interface. Finally, fix with hot glue.

11. Make the second planter with natural cord as well.

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You need this for the oilcloth bags:

  • 2 different oilcloth pieces 45 x 28 cm
  • 2 oilcloth pieces 20 x 5 cm
  • pins
  • Sewing machine and matching yarn
  • fabric scissors
  • Flowers: Lobeliaric., Verbenahybrida

And that's how easy it is:

1. Place pieces of fabric one on top of the other on the left. Fold in the middle, creating a rectangle 22.5 cm wide and 28 cm high.

2. The bottom and side edges with 1.5 cm seam allowance topstitching. Overcast the edges.

3. Place the bag on the lower edge of the seam, folding out the corners. Now stake out the corners (as with a milk carton) 4 cm wide and stitch.

4. Turn the bag so that the seams are inside, and roll the edge outward.

5. For hanging loops, fold the two 20 x 5 cm rectangles, lengthways, center and topstitch. Then sew to the bag.

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